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Project Launch Trainer/Facilitator Position (click to view details)

This position is part of The Launch Pad (TLP) Teen Center’s teen developmental programs.

TLP is currently looking for a Trainer/Facilitator to direct and facilitate a workforce readiness/job placement series of workshops called Project Launch. This role will report to TLP’s Executive Director and will be expected to work closely with other TLP personnel as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and own all aspects of the Project Launch program.  This includes communication (relationship building) with program participants, parents/guardians, educators, and business owners as well as teaching/facilitating Project Launch Workshops
  • Secure venue to hold the workshops as well as graduation event and all related duties once workshops are completed
  • Recruit students to the Project Launch program, which may include school presentations, partnering with educators, radio/newspaper advertisements, and developing marketing material/strategies for recruitment
  • Hold webinar workshops if face-to-face instruction is not possible
  • Assist/mentor students with securing internships and/or paying positions with business. This would include assisting in resume creation and individual interview coaching
  • Manage and track all required program admittance applications and permission forms as needed
  • Track student attendance and communicate make-up work expectations
  • Clearly communicate student attendance and behavioral expectations for the program – including grounds for dismissal from the program
  • Track enrollment forms, withdrawals, and completions of workshops
  • Log and track students who secure internships and paying jobs
  • Track demographics of students who complete the program.  This includes age, the high school they attend and city they live in, race/ethnicity, ability, income, and family structure (i.e. foster care, single-parent household, etc.)
  • Conduct end of workshop survey with students to identify where improvements are needed, as well as understanding what is working well with the program
  • Provide Executive Director with annual indicator package that includes all pertinent tracking and overall results for Project Launch

Skills Required:

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are required in this role to inspire and engage students and to communicate with community partners and schools
  • Strong organization and time-management skills to prioritize and set goals for the program
  • Creative and problem-solving skills to invent new ways to accommodate the learning needs of students
  • High empathy skills and a solid understanding of effective teaching/facilitating in a diverse group of students
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality requirements as it relates to students’ personal information including email addresses etc.
  • Excellent proactive and planning skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing schedules
  • Solid knowledge of software tools Windows or Mac


  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a professional setting
  • Experience in coaching, training, or facilitating groups of people
  • Experience in working with youth
  • Knowledge of best practices in job skills attainment and career readiness


  • An Associate’s Degree or higher

Other Requirements:

  • A clear background check
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card
Email Suzanne King to submit a resume and cover letter.